On Wednesday, 20 September 2017, the STA held its Annual Dinner at the National Liberal Club.
Members gathered for a drinks reception ahead of the 3 course gala dinner – held in the magnificent Lloyd George room. Axel Rudolph, STA Chairman, welcomed members to the event and gave an update on the latest STA news and plans for 2018. Luise Kliem, the STA’s chief examiner then gave a few words before presenting the 2017 Bronwen Wood Memorial Prize to Marco Meola. To read a transcript of both these speeches please click here.
We were honoured that this year’s guest speaker was Charlie Morris, Head of Multi Asset at Newscape, where manages the Newscape Diversified Growth Fund. A write-up on this, and the evening, will shortly be posted in the blog section of our website.
The next STA Dinner will be held in the Autumn 2019 as next year we will be celebrating 50 years at the London’s Living Room on Thursday 7 June 2018 instead.
The STA celebrates its 30th anniversary dinner at the National Liberal Club
Current and former presidents come together
On Wednesday, 30 November 2016, the Society of Technical Analysts celebrated its 30th Anniversary dinner at the National Liberal Club in London, commemorating three decades as the industry’s guiding body. The STA is in fact the oldest professional body of its kind in the world – its predecessor, the Association of Chart and Technical Analysts, or ACTA, was founded in 1968.
“Looking around at everyone here this evening, old members and new, brings home to me just how far we have come since 1968 in expanding awareness and understanding of technical analysis and behavioural finance,” said STA Chair Axel Rudolph, FSTA MCSI. “Half a century ago, technical analysis was about as mainstream as witchcraft. Today, our discipline is accepted and welcomed as a vital investment tool in an increasingly complex financial universe.”
Axel was able to thank two of his predecessors for their many years of hard work. The STA’s very first leader Philip Gray, Chairperson from 1986-89, made an audio presentation to the 119 guests assembled, while the after dinner speech was given by Robin Griffiths, who chaired the society from 1989-92.
Robin reminded members just how much financial techniques have advanced along with modern technology. His first adventures with technical analysis involved laboriously filling in sheets of graph paper – the methodology predates modern computers and spreadsheets by many years.
Also thanked at the dinner were STA Head of Marketing Karen Jones, responsible for the society’s Marketing Committee, former Chair Anne Whitby and honorary Fellow Mark Tennyson d’Eyncourt. Axel also presented Karen with the award of Fellowship to the STA in recognition of her significant contribution to professional technical analysis and the STA committee.
The next STA Annual Dinner will be held in the Autumn 2017.